Mongolian children in Ulan Bator dance outside the city's main theatre, as Mongolia marks 800 years since the zenith of Genghis Khan's empire.
Rome launched into a festive frenzy as the victorious football team returned home clutching the World Cup.
An employee at Sotheby's in London holds a rare 1623 first folio edition of William Shakespeare's plays, expected to fetch up to £3.5m ($6.5m) at auction.
A Spanish bullfighter takes a moment to ready himself before entering the ring in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.
A boy flies his kite at sunset in Sinemorets village on Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast.
A young boy in the Philippines douses himself in water gushing from a fire engine in the capital, Manila, after a blaze gutted 300 homes.
A man kisses a statue outside Pamplona City Hall before the start of the fourth of the city's annual bull runs.
US intelligence chief John Negroponte addresses the US chamber of Commerce about fighting terror.